Shakespeare High (2011)
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Shakespeare High is a feature-length documentary about a determined group of teens whose immersion in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California's high school drama program compels them to overcome their difficulties and create better lives for themselves. Among the many famous alumni/ae of this almost 100 year-old program are Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, Mare Winningham and Richard Dreyfuss, all featured in the movie. -- (C) Official Site
Mar 9, 2012 Limited
Sep 18, 2012
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It's impossible not to root for these driven, high-spirited participants - and for the longevity of this invaluable program.
Alex Rotaru's very busy docu focuses more on the kids' stories than on their work; considering how sensational some of them are, it's probably a strategic advantage.
The real stars here are the kids themselves - all chasing after a small shiny statue, and a much larger dream.
Director Alex Rotaru could have focused more; three or four really compelling stories are scattered among a handful of others.
An inspiring, if too short and overcrowded, examination of the competition among high schools at the 90th annual Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Shakespeare Festival.
It never hurts to be reminded how fun and important the theater arts are to a young person's education.
There's a formula to this kind of documentary and Shakespeare High is no exception. Give it a shot; you'll be surprised how quickly you get caught up in these kids' worlds.
The hardest thing about watching this movie is realizing that some of the kids you come to like so much, and their teams who've worked so hard, are going to lose the competition
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